In a recent interview, Michael J. Fox admitted he initially had a very difficult time coping with his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
But since then, he's managed to make the best of the situation!
Things have been going well for the veteran actor, especially with the launch of his new sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show, and he says he wouldn't change a single thing in his life. Not even his Parkinson's!
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With his upcoming sitcom, Michael J. Fox has managed to turn his battle with Parkinson's disease into a positive thing in his highly anticipated return to television!
However, when he was first diagnosed at the age of 29, it was definitely NOT a laughing matter.
Michael recently sat down with Howard Stern, and he said that when he first found out he had the disease, things began to spiral out of control:
Michael J. Fox doesn't really need to prove anything to anyone, but what better way than a new TV series to show the world what Parkinsons is about, and that it isn't something that can keep you down!
MJF's last TV show was more than a decade ago, and his new show, The Michael J. Fox Show, has him happier than ever to be working again — especially because it hits so close to home. The premise is that a local Manhattan television anchor returns to work after five years at home with his family because he's diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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We're pretty sure there isn't a more decent human being in Hollywood than Michael J. Fox.
Everyone was heartbroken with his Parkinson's diagnosis years ago when he announced it, because it wasn't actually a very publicized disease before he got it. We all reacted like it was a death sentence and that it was the saddest thing ever.
We were wrong!
Michael is not only thriving and surviving, but he helps fund Parkinson's research, all the while never really disappearing from the public eye! He has stayed humble about it, and now we're finding out that he even laughs about it, as he doesn't ever want the disease to define him!